Haunted Cemeteries In Missouri? These Six Aren’t For The Faint Of Heart
As we are now in the month of October, and Halloween is only a few weeks away, it seems time to start thinking about creepy and spooky things. Things that can put a scare into us. Haunted things. Like a cemetery. They can be a little scary and creepy anyway, but apparently we have 6 cemeteries in Missouri that have stories that make them haunted. Lets go through them.
Springfield National Cemetery
This cemetery was founded in 1860. Burial in this national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. There have been reports of Civil War soldiers showing up and glowing gravestones. You could expect a paranormal experience here. You can click HERE for more info on this and there is a Facebook page for them HERE.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
This cemetery was founded in 1876. In the 1940's, there was a murder of the female caretaker of this place. The rumor was that she could not afford a burial, so she was put into an unmarked grave. She supposedly oversees the cemetery from the grave and people have heard voices, and seen a mysterious lantern around at night. You can also watch this video below
Peace Church Cemetery
This is an abandoned cemetery in Joplin Missouri, that was founded in the 1800's. One of it's residents is Billy Cook. He murdered six people during a three-week killing spree in the 1950s. Cook was executed in a San Quentin gas chamber and buried in an unmarked grave. Rumors are that ghostly figures have been seen, with some even leaving the cemetery with strange scratches on them. Facebook page link is HERE.
Old Lorimier Cemetery
Old Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, founded in the early 1800s, has an oft-reported phenomenon called the Tapping Ghost. Seems like the older the cemetery, the more potential it is for haunting. It has been recorded that as many as 1,200 soldiers from the Civil War were buried there. People have claimed to get a tapping on their shoulders then turn around with no one there. You can check out their Facebook page HERE.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
This cemetery is named after Thomas Jefferson. It was founded in 1826. Lots of military buildings here that are said to be haunted. Including a Confederate Civil War general. Several building are said to have had toilets being flushed by no one, you may hear the sound of walking steps, and random light going on and off. Their Facebook page link is HERE.
Mound Grove Cemetery
There have been reports of a woman in a nightgown walking around this cemetery in Independence Missouri. If she gets to the graveyard's gate, she disappears. Joseph Smith III, son of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith, is buried here. You can check out their Facebook page HERE.
Would you visit any of these cemeteries for any reason, if they are all rumored to be haunted? If you believe in any of these stories, and do not mind a good freight, it might be worth it. Maybe you will get visited.